Judson Yaggy

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  1. It followed me home

    That's a serious deal!
  2. It followed me home

    Nice! A good hammer makes everything easier. You probably already know, but pick it up around the throat, not by the main shaft. Funny looking snow you have down there!
  3. What size flypress?

    Sizes vary by manufacturer. My Perkins 4e is the size of the Indian made #6. I'd buy the biggest you can afford and easily run by yourself.
  4. Z Weld

    Ask for the Saftey Data Sheet to find out what's in it. Some of the commercially available fluxes claim to have no borax in them.
  5. 3 way pass thru

    I also think the 45deg. bars were welded on. The way the paint is failing in that location is another clue. If you wanted to do this with all "traditional" joinery, you could split a larger bar into a 4 way intersection, then slit&drift the intersection on the diagonal for the 45deg. pass thru. It would turn the swelling of the pass thru onto the diagonal.
  6. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    Cut the claws off and you can forge the heads into adze blades, makes a nice little bowl/carving adze.
  7. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    Cabinet handles and started a fire screen.
  8. What kind of hammer are these?

    Boilermakers.
  9. Type of anvil

    Looks punched, so probably was manufactured with it. Also, it's yours to do with as you please, but I wouldn't grind any more off it.
  10. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    "When I nod my head, hit it!"
  11. Is the mechanism under the anvil some sort of counterblow device or is it a shock absorber to limit the blow to a known force?
  12. Shop crane

    Winter? You think it only happens in winter? (grin)
  13. Is this common?

    No matter how careful you are making a tool, something will be out of alignment. Especially after you smack the tool a few times. Also, your dominant hand/side will fight your eyes when trying to put a work piece square to an anvil or power hammer. (looks like Joel is left handed from the way he set up his PH dies.) Drag from tooling and resistance of the work are inevitable, they will twist or bend things a little no matter how practiced you are. I would have brought Joel's example to octagonal before going into a round swage, I find it's easier to control things with flat planes to look at while working. Or perhaps I should say I can see when something is out of wack earlier with flats over rounds.
  14. Trenton ID help

    What is the hollow anvil in the background of one of the photos? More interesting than just another London pattern IMHO.
  15. Need some mortise help

    Looks good!